What you'll need:
- Wide Mouth Jar
- Pipe Cleaners
- Food Coloring
- Boiling Water
- Boric Acid
- Small Wooden Stick
Grab a pipe cleaner and
make it into whatever shape you would like to use for your crystal growing.
Attach the pipe cleaner to one of the wooden sticks so that it hangs down.
Boil your water and pour
it into the provided glass container.
Now to the hot water add
1 tablespoon of boric acid. Stir until the mixture is dissolved, but donít
worry if some of the boric acid settles at the base of the jar.
Add some of the optional
food coloring if you'd like to give your snowflake a little color.
Put the pipe cleaner
snowflake into the jar so that the small wooden rod or pencil is resting on the
edge of the jar and the snowflake is sitting freely in the boric acid solution.
Leave the snowflake
overnight and when you return in the morning you will find the snowflake
covered in crystals! It makes a great decoration that you can show your friends
or hang somewhere in your house.